Title: Darkness Falls
(Kate Marshall #3)

Author: Robert Bryndza
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
First published: December 7th 2021
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Finished reading: July 28th 2021
Pages: 304

“Singers and actors were famous for their art. Conway was famous for killing, and it was sick to profit from that.”

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***


I’ve been a fan of Robert Bryndza‘s thrillers ever since I first met detective Erika Foster back in 2016, and I’ve read every single thriller book he published since. His newest series featuring Kate Marshall is quickly becoming a new favorite; Darkness Falls is already book number three… And without doubt another solid sequel that is both highly addictive, suspenseful and a thrilling ride. Oh yes, it’s time to clear your schedule again before picking up this one!

One of the things I love of this series is the PI angle, as it means a different type of crime investigation and I like refreshing angles in my thrillers. The fact that I really like the dynamics between Kate and Tristan both on a personal level and in how they pursue their investigations is always a big bonus of course… And I’ve enjoyed seeing them develop and grow over time. The story in Darkness Falls can be followed quite easily without reading the previous books, but if you want to have more background on the characters I would advice you to read at least the first book before you tackle this one. It will give you a better idea as to where the characters stand and why they behave in a certain way.

The case in Darkness Falls is another fascinating one, with the missing journalist quickly turning into something a whole lot darker… And there are plenty of plot twists, secrets and different angles to keep you busy along the way. I have to say that I did see part of the final reveal coming early on, but I never guessed the full truth and the story itself was engaging enough to make me want to keep reading anyway. There is just something about the way Robert Bryndza writes that makes it impossible to put a book down once you start reading the first chapter, and that is definitely what happened to me with this story all over again.

Darkness Falls uses a multiple POV structure, and I always love it when we get to have a glimpse inside the head of a killer as well as our ‘good guys’ trying to catch him. The POV structure gives the story more dept, and while the killer’s POV did help me spot his identity early on, I still liked what it added to the plot. As a whole, Darkness Falls turned out to be another excellent sequel and I already can’t wait to find out what he has in store for Kate and Tristan in the next book.

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